French Carrot Salad

Shredded vegetable salads are standard fare in most restaurants and homes in France. And this bright, crunchy carrot salad will make even a carrot hater a fan! Eat it as a side salad or as a topping on a sandwich. You can use a box grater or if you have a food processor, use the disc that cuts ingredients into shreds.

Hands-on time: 20   |    Total time: 20   |    Makes: 4 Servings


Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Box grater
Medium-sized mixing bowl
Measuring spoons
Measuring cup


1 pound carrots, scrubbed well and grated or shredded
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl and mix well. Now taste the salad. Does it need more lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper, or parsley? If so, add it and taste again.
  2. Serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to overnight.